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The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Fanny Burney
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Librivox recording of Cecilia by Fanny Burney. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. The plot of Cecilia revolves around the heroine, Cecilia Beverley, whose inheritance from her uncle comes with the stipulation that she find a husband who will accept her name. This proves impossible, and she gives up her fortune to marry for love. Jane Austen referred to Cecilia and other novels in her novel, Northanger Abbey: “'And what are you reading, Miss — ?' 'Oh! It is only a novel!' replies the young lady,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, English literature, romance, historical fiction, Frances Burney
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace
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LibriVox recording of The Sorceress of the Strand by L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace. Read by J. M. Smallheer From the moment Madame Sara arrived on the scene, she has taken London society by storm. Madame is both beautiful and mysterious, but it soon becomes clear to both Dixon Druce and his friend, police surgeon Eric Vandeleur, that there is something sinister about the woman and the goings on at her shop on the Strand. They soon become obsessed with proving her guilty of the many crimes that...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, mystery, The Strand Magazine, Madame Sara
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by Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Lady Susan, by Jane Austen. Jane Austen demonstrated her mastery of the epistolary novel genre in Lady Susan, which she wrote in 1795 but never published. Although the primary focus of this short novel is the selfish behavior of Lady Susan as she engages in affairs and searches for suitable husbands for herself and her young daughter, the actual action shares its importance with Austen’s manipulation of her characters' behavior by means of their reactions to the letters...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, austen, epistolary, romance, satire
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text